Get Young People Involved – Protect Nature Challenge

One of the best things we can do for the environment’s future is to make sure that young people care about nature, feel like they have a role in conserving nature, and are being listened to for solutions.

10 ways to engage young people in nature conservation:

  1. Connect with nature, together. Show them the wonders of nature. Go walking, hiking, fishing, snowshoeing or camping. Participate in nature programs.
  2. Learn together through reading, researching and participating in nature programs in your community or through a protected area learning program.
  3. Volunteer at school and through local nature community groups to help support youth engagement.
  4. Encourage kids to join Earth Rangers and help protect animals and their habitats.
  5. Participate in citizen science projects. Explore and share your findings with Canada’s top researchers.
  6. Create a wildlife habitat in your backyard and build pollinator gardens for birds, bees and hummingbirds.
  7. Check out Climate Kids. This website focuses on empowering children and teens aged eight to fifteen years to take action on climate change.
  8. Take part in the Christmas Bird Count for Kids.
  9. Visit Canada’s national parks and national wildlife areas and participate in their youth programs. Discover other programs for youth at protected areas across the country.
  10. Engage kids in #NatureForAll. This global movement inspires love of nature. At its core is a simple idea: The more people experience and share their love of nature, the more support and action there will be for its conservation.

Let’s do this together

Share these challenges with your friends and family and show us what you are doing by tagging us in your social media messages and by using the hashtag #ProtectNature.

We’re on Instagram @canenvironment, Facebook @EnvironmentandClimateChange and Twitter @environmentca.

Need inspiration?

Check out our list of challenges to help protect nature.

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